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Biggest Wastes of Talent - By Death: Murder, Suicide, or Accident

Old 04-19-03, 08:37 AM
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The ones that I grieve the most:

Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon


Jim Morrison
Bon Scott (can't believe I mentioned him first - the guy was great)
John Bonham
Duane Allman
Keith Moon
all of Spinal Tap's drummers

I hope we won't lose Bowie, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed anytime soon.
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Old 04-19-03, 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Anyone that questions Layne Staley's talent, hasn't listened to the Mad Season cd all the way through. Much more powerful than any AIC album.
Amen Amen Amen. As much as I loved Alice in Chains, I was more upset that there would never be any more music from Mad Season.
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Old 04-19-03, 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by dgmayor
Amen Amen Amen. As much as I loved Alice in Chains, I was more upset that there would never be any more music from Mad Season.
[slight hijack] Yeah, I heard the guys were trying to get him to do another one right around the time of his death, like a month or so before, anything to get him out of his place and away from the drugs. Yes, a shame[/slight hijack]
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Old 04-19-03, 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by MJKTool
AIC was in no way grunge. They never even had a "grunge" sound to them.

Personally I always thought they kinda definded "grunge" and the "grunge" sound..but thats just me...
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Old 04-19-03, 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by Icculus
Actually, John Bonham drowned on his own vomit...
I was going to mention that, but instead, I'll follow up to your correction:

It was Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones who was found in the swimming pool.
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Old 04-19-03, 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by KevinSmithIsGod
..but thats just me...
You said it!
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Old 04-19-03, 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by KevinSmithIsGod
Personally I always thought they kinda definded "grunge" and the "grunge" sound..but thats just me...
I'd say it was probably Sonic Youth who defined it and it was Nirvana who brought it to the masses.

Hell, maybe I'm wrong and someone else started it all, but Nirvana sure as hell made it all cool and Top 40.
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Old 04-19-03, 06:39 PM
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Stevie Ray Vaughan is the one that always gets to me. Such an incredible, soulful musician, who had just got his life back on track and was poised to be huge. And then he was gone. While few blues artists really "break new ground" anymore, he didn't need to. He would have simply played a lot of really incredible music. I am sorry I never got to experience him live.

As for John Lennon, his death is probably the saddest death I can think of outside of a friend or family member. I was just starting to get into music when he was killed, and really didn't know who he was. I remember when it happened, but didn't know why is was so tragic. I wanted to see the Lennon exhibit at the R&R HoF, but I don't think I could have made it past the bloodied glasses.

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Old 04-19-03, 09:41 PM
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Along with Layne and Kurt (rock gods, both), let's not forget Brad Nowell from Sublime and Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon.
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Old 04-19-03, 10:18 PM
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I am gonna mention mostly people that all you guys have mentioned, but anyways here it goes:

Jim Morrison
Kurt Cobain
Tupac Shakur
Layne Staley
Joey Ramone
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Old 04-20-03, 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by BJacks
let's not forget Brad Nowell from Sublime


I can't believe you were the first to mention this. Such a talent. That band was the greatest in a "Beatnick" sort of way.

They aren't on many people's greatest ever lists (they're on mine), but they surely paved away for a lot of bands to come.

Going to go and listen to some Sublime.




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Others already mentioned:

Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
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Old 04-20-03, 08:35 AM
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I can't believe I didn't mention Brad! I'm a huge huge Sublime fan ><.
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Metallica's Cliff Burton.
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Old 04-20-03, 03:12 PM
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Otis Redding was just beginning to become a big R&B star after his Monterey performance and he dies 6 months later

I also have to agree with Buddy Holy he was a big influence on early Beatles stuff
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Old 04-20-03, 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by Tyler_Durden

all of Spinal Tap's drummers
Beat me to it.
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Old 04-20-03, 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by sherm42
How about Ian Curtis of Joy Division.


Glad someone made the call.

-edited to add-

I don't recall seeing this name on anyone's lists, but I may be wrong: Jeff Buckley

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Old 04-21-03, 10:25 AM
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Jeff Buckley had one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard and its just depressing that he never had a chance to reach his full potential.
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Old 04-21-03, 01:57 PM
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I mentioned Jeff Buckley in the 8th post of this thread. I'm surprised no one noticed considering what I actually said.
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Old 04-21-03, 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by fmian
I mentioned Jeff Buckley in the 8th post of this thread. I'm surprised no one noticed considering what I actually said.
Oh, I remember reading that now...I came back and edited my post a day after originally posting it. Sorry, about that.
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Old 04-22-03, 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by shanester
Otis Redding was just beginning to become a big R&B star after his Monterey performance and he dies 6 months later
The real irony is that Otis Redding recorded Dock of the Bay, his biggest hit, three days before dying in an airplane.
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Old 04-22-03, 07:43 PM
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Mark Sandman from Morphine, especially since he died performing, although it was a heart attack rather than a true accident.

Nick Drake hasn't been metnioned yet, to my knowledge, although I think he was listed in the other "biggest waste of talent" thread. You know, the one that isn's quite as morbid as this one.

Joe Strummer needs to be mentioned, especially since he was just getting started with his new band, some 15 years after The Clash broke up. It's a shame that a legend who still had more to give dies at age 50 from a heart attack while say, Keith Richards manages to stay alive forever no matter how much heroin goes through his body. Nothing against Keef.. just suprises me how some of the old guard have managed to hang on for so long given their lifestyle.
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Old 04-22-03, 07:52 PM
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Has anyone mentioned D. Boon from the Minutemen yet? If not, there ya go.
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Old 04-24-03, 11:26 AM
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what about Mozart? Talk about right at the heigh of your career, he didn't even get to finish his Requim, which sucks now that others completed it.

there's a wasted talent for you.
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Old 04-24-03, 01:26 PM
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Richey edwards from manic street preachers
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Old 04-24-03, 07:07 PM
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Good choice on Richey. Don't know if he's actually dead or not, but either way it's not like we're gonna be hearing anything from him soon.
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